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Memories & Candles

“my prayer for the loss of you loving wife and mother i'm going to miss her i prayer all of stay strong so we see her in the future. mayJehovah be...Read More »
1 of 79 | Posted by: francina shipp robinson

“Lorri will indeed be missed, but never forgotten. Our family express sincere condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time. May...Read More »
2 of 79 | Posted by: Teresa King

“The greatest accomplishment any man or woman could ever achieve is getting to know our creator Jehovah and living a life of dedication to serving him...Read More »
3 of 79 | Posted by: Antonio & Alexandra Cruz

“Lorrie was the sister I never had. On many occasions her genuine interest and love were always on display. I vividly remember when she and her...Read More »
4 of 79 | Posted by: Andre Dowdie

“Lorrie was the sister I never had. On many occasions her genuine interest and love were alway on display. I vividly remember when she and her...Read More »
5 of 79 | Posted by: Andre Dowdie

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to The Smith Family. Please remember Song number 111"He Will Call"- Job. 14:13-15. We will see Lori soon! ”
6 of 79 | Posted by: Cuello Family

“Julian Your family has always been such an encouragement to me. It is truly during these times that Isaiah 41:13 is true "I Jehovah your God am...Read More »
7 of 79 | Posted by: Rose Mary Ginwright

“Julian & Jared, The services for Lorri were beautiful; you highlighted her life very well. Our hearts continue to be heavy as the surreality of...Read More »
8 of 79 | Posted by: William & Lenora Bell

“Julian and Jared, Words cannot express how saddened and devastated we were to hear of Aunt Lorri's passing. For the last few days I have been...Read More »
9 of 79 | Posted by: Seth & Cameron McCurty

“One of the things I most appreciated about Lorri the warm and sincere hugs she gave me before and after my bible study, she didnt know this, but I...Read More »
10 of 79 | Posted by: Travon Cleveland

“Julian and Jared, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts return time again to good memories we have of Lorri. With confidence we know Jehovah...Read More »
11 of 79 | Posted by: Joel McCray and family

“Julian and Jared, My prayers and heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Lorri will be missed but as you await the...Read More »
12 of 79 | Posted by: Shondra Jones

“Julian and Jared, Words cannot express how saddened and devastated we were to hear of Aunt Lorri's passing. For the last few days I have been...Read More »
13 of 79 | Posted by: Seth & Cameron McCurty

“Julian and Jared, the Portland Congregation places you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy. ”
14 of 79 | Posted by: The Portland Congregation

“Lori, I will miss you vey much, sorry that you died. ”
15 of 79 | Posted by: Niamyah Ligon

“Julian, Jared my heart goes out to you both. Lorri was one of the most loving people I have met. I love you Lorri... ”
16 of 79 | Posted by: Yvonne Porcha

“Dear Julian & Jared, needless to say, we were shocked by the news. We are sill trying to absorb it. When I think of Lorri, I remember a woman who...Read More »
17 of 79 | Posted by: Raphael & Nancy Judkins - White Plains NY

“Lori was a very nice person, I got to know her through my sister, Sharell, Lori always would have kind words and words of wisdom for me. I last saw...Read More »
18 of 79 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Pierre C. Francois

“Julian & Jared: Words cannot begin to express our feelings of the loss of our dear loved one ,except the words of our loving Heavenly Father at Rev...Read More »
19 of 79 | Posted by: Granus & family

“Julian and Jared , My deepest of sympathies to you at this time of sorrow. It is hard to say in words how sad and the depth of pain I feel in my...Read More »
20 of 79 | Posted by: LONA DAVIS

“Julian, Jared and Family, Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. A wife is not only a compliment but a life-long companion, a best...Read More »
21 of 79 | Posted by: Greg, Kimberley & Jaelen Whithead

“Looking forward to seeing you soon in paradise....Love you, Liz ”
22 of 79 | Posted by: Elizabeth Albert

“Dear Julian & Jared, Words can never fully express our pain for your loss. Lorri leaves an indelible mark in all our hearts. Our family will...Read More »
23 of 79 | Posted by: Dawn Miller & Family

“Words can't express my hurt n loss of a true friend, I'm glad I had the oppurtnity to be a best friend to her. I know we fell apart but we loved each...Read More »
24 of 79 | Posted by: lisa carter lewis

“We are shocked at the loss of Lorri, who we have known for about 20 years. A kind and caring person, we considered Lorri a part of the family. Our...Read More »
25 of 79 | Posted by: Kathy Pavelka & Tom Schmitt

“Julian, our hearts,thoughts and prayers are with you and Jared.Though we know words bring little comfort over the loss of Lorri, may the knowledge...Read More »
26 of 79 | Posted by: Charles and Deborah Williams

“Julian and Jared, We are so sorry for your loss. Lorri was loved by so many, and we will all miss her. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May...Read More »
27 of 79 | Posted by: The Schadt Family

“Lorri Smith touched many lives. Her vivacious personality, infectious smile and zeal for the truth could light up a room. Lorri did not limit her...Read More »
28 of 79 | Posted by: Priscilla & Ben Johnson

“Julian, Jared and family, Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you. May you find continued comfort and strength from your family,...Read More »
29 of 79 | Posted by: Paul & Melody Wilburn

“Julien and Jared.... you both are deep in our hearts and prayers. Nate & Robin ”
30 of 79 | Posted by: Nate and Robin Adams

“To the Smith Family. I am still in shock as I know you must be. Lorri had a wonderful spirit and way about her that was memorable and brought comfort...Read More »
31 of 79 | Posted by: Kimberly Penns

“My family and I are looking forward to telling Lori all the things we did in her absense to carry on the vindication of Jehovah's name. I picture...Read More »
32 of 79 | Posted by: Benion Family

“May your faith in Jehovah's promises of no more death, pain and sorrow give you the strenght to carry on. Thai is what Lorri would want. We love you...Read More »
33 of 79 | Posted by: Marvin & Lori Switzer, Indio, CA

“Lorri was a dear lovely friend to Johnny and I. She was very giving, fun and delightful to talk to. We will miss Lorri and hope to see her in the...Read More »
34 of 79 | Posted by: Johnny & Arleen Billingslea

“Smith Family: I am so very saddened by the untimely loss that you are enduring. My fondest memories of Sister Smith will be her smile and on the...Read More »
35 of 79 | Posted by: Cheryl Thompson

“With deep sorrow and condolence. Brother&Sister carter ”
36 of 79 | Posted by: James& Dorthy cater

“Dear Smith Family, You have our deepest condolences for your loss. Lori will be deeply missed. Our prayers and thoughts continue to be with your...Read More »
37 of 79 | Posted by: Williams' Family (Johnny, Cathy, Steffany, Tiffany and Sabrina)

“WORD CAN NOT EXPRESS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES OF THE LOST OF YOUR WIFE AND MOTHER . LORRI WAS SO LOVING AND A PERSON WITH SO SUCH COMPASSION FOR THE...Read More »
38 of 79 | Posted by: MIA ROBINSON

“Julian, Jared & family, My heart ached when I heard of Lori's passing. She will be sorely missed, her laughter and love for Jehovah was infectious....Read More »
39 of 79 | Posted by: Alicia (Lee), Alvis & Ariana King

“Julian and Jared, we would like to thank you guys for the many years, days, hours, and minutes that you have invested in our family. Laurie has...Read More »
40 of 79 | Posted by: Wade scott

“Julian/Jared and family members sorry for your loss, Lorri was a very warm and kindhearted person and I will truly miss her laugh. ”
41 of 79 | Posted by: Romania/ the Lovejoy Family

“Julian and Jared, I was so saddened to hear about Lorri. Through your life there are people that you come across that affects you forever and Lorri...Read More »
42 of 79 | Posted by: Janet Fields

“Julian and Jared-we cant express how deeply sorry we were to hear about Lorri, we will forever remember her smile and her hugs-hang in there and...Read More »
43 of 79 | Posted by: Cynthia Fields-White and Phillip White

“Lorriann will always stay in the hearts of all who knew her. My deepest and heart felt condolences. May Jehovah give you strength and endurance...Read More »
44 of 79 | Posted by: Linda Vasiliades

“Julian and Jared Im so sorry to hear about your loss, there is not enough words to express the pain your feeling. We serve a Wonderful God that...Read More »
45 of 79 | Posted by: Donna Michel/Tindal family

“Julian and Family, I am saddened by this news and want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathies during these...Read More »
46 of 79 | Posted by: Jeff Weller

“Julian, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Jack ”
47 of 79 | Posted by: Jack Dorf

“My deepest condolences go out to the family. What a loss of a beautiful sister. May Jehovah keep you comforted at this time. May all of your loved...Read More »
48 of 79 | Posted by: Stacy L. Gray & Family

“Julian & Jared -Heart felt condolences of your loss. There are no words to ease the pain you are feeling at this time. We wait with you, patiently,...Read More »
49 of 79 | Posted by: The Colquitt Family

“Lorri your truly going to be missed . A person can tell that you service the Happy God-(1 Tim.1:11). I hope to see you again my sister at a time...Read More »
50 of 79 | Posted by: Melanda Scott

“Julian & Jared, You both are in my prayers. Your wife/mother "always" had a kind word to say to me and a smile that was so inviting. No words can...Read More »
51 of 79 | Posted by: Claudine Ewing

“Julian & Jared, just look at all the wonderful words that are expressed here about Lori, i think we could actually compose a very large book about...Read More »
52 of 79 | Posted by: Audrey Dixon

“To Julian and Jared, Lorri was one of a kind. She always had positive and encouraging words to express. And she gave me words of comfort about mom....Read More »
53 of 79 | Posted by: The Patterson /Shaw Family

“Dear Smith Family, We are friends of Mercedes and know your dear wife and mother through Mercedes. We are so sorry about your lost but know that...Read More »
54 of 79 | Posted by: Victor and Carol Ortiz and family

“Lorri was AMAZING! We went to our "keep-sake box" and found cards written by her to us. She wrote heart-felt expressions to us when special things...Read More »
55 of 79 | Posted by: Larry, Jr. and Tina Carter

“To Julian and family, was can't express the pain we feel in our heart for the loss of our dear sister.Lorrie was a wonderful,beautiful and spiritual...Read More »
56 of 79 | Posted by: Melynda Scott

“Lori was a beautiful sister inside and out. We are sure that she will be missed by all the members of her home congregation. Now though she is taking...Read More »
57 of 79 | Posted by: Freddie & Sabrina Gause

“My condolence goes out to the family . ”
58 of 79 | Posted by: jacinda jones

“You will always be my little sister, I will never forget you, see you in Paradise. Love, Merce ”
59 of 79 | Posted by: Mercedes Wilkinson

“Julian and Jared I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I honestly can't believe Lorrie is not with us! It seems like only yesterday Andre, Jamel and I...Read More »
60 of 79 | Posted by: Carol Wilson, Jamel Rust and Cadon Davis

“Everyday we can trust in Jehovah. Let our Prayer be heard. Eph. 5:2..Go on Walking in love. 1Cor 13:7 It bears all things believes all things, hopes...Read More »
61 of 79 | Posted by: Andrew Daymon

“So very sorry for your loss, Julian & Jared. Lorri was a very special person who will forever be in our hearts. May Jehovah bless you and keep you. ...Read More »
62 of 79 | Posted by: Forrest & Yvonne Heinz

“To the Smith Family: Although I didn't personally know Sister Smith her reputation precedes her. My brother, Wade is in the same congregation and...Read More »
63 of 79 | Posted by: Cynthia Scott

“Sister Smith will be missed and was a joy to work with in the ministry and always had a great smile and kind words to say about everyone. Always...Read More »
64 of 79 | Posted by: Beckley Family

“Julian + Jared, No amount of words or cards can take away the pain you all must feel at this most difficult time, but in this small way we want...Read More »
65 of 79 | Posted by: Eura Daymon

“Julian, Jared and Family members, Lorri will be greatly missed by all of us who were impacted by her infectious zeal for Jehovah. What a wonderful...Read More »
66 of 79 | Posted by: Judi Baker

“Julian & Jared, Our hearts and condolences go out to you. Lorri will truely be sadly missed, for she was loved and well liked by our family. Domi...Read More »
67 of 79 | Posted by: Ronnie Daymon & Dominique Matthews

“Our Prayers and Love is with all of you at this time. Lori will be missed dearly and we are looking forward in joining you welcoming her back in...Read More »
68 of 79 | Posted by: Patricia Bolles & Adeline Brown

“Lorri was the most beautiful, sincere, kind, loving, giving individual anyone will ever know. The love that she showed to others is contagious so as...Read More »
69 of 79 | Posted by: Angelena

“Julian & Jared,The services for Lorri were beautiful; you highlighted her life very well.Our hearts continue to be heavy as the surreality of the...Read More »
70 of 79 | Posted by: William & Lenora Bell - Rochester, NY

“Dear Julian and Jared,we prayer that Jehovah spirit will be with you both at this time as well the days come to help you weather temporary loss....Read More »
71 of 79 | Posted by: Francina&Jamil Shipp - Rochester, NY

“Dear Julian and Jared,Our prayers are with you both as you endure this moment of deep sorrow. May you find comfort in knowing that Lorri's zeal for...Read More »
72 of 79 | Posted by: Cheryl & Jake Elzey - MD

“Julian&Jared,I am so deeply sorry about Lorri. Words cannot express how sad I am. She was lovely person. Her kindness and giving spirit was sort of...Read More »
73 of 79 | Posted by: Tamicia&Donell Ragland Rochester

“Dear Julian and Jared, Lorriann will be sorely missed. She will forever remain the rock and foundation beneath two wonderful men who possess...Read More »
74 of 79 | Posted by: A friend

“Julian & Jared, I cannot begin to tell you both the pain I feel from the loss of Lori. She was and will always be "My Angel". She always knew just...Read More »
75 of 79 | Posted by: Dallas Buttrom - Buffalo, NY

“I am so very saddened by the loss of such a wonderful, loving, and encouraging woman. May Jehovah provide light to you and your family during this...Read More »
76 of 79 | Posted by: Cheryl Thompson - W Irondequoit, NY

“JULIAN & JARED , there are no words to take away such great pain. I would like to let you know Lori was an encouragement to me. She was always...Read More »
77 of 79 | Posted by: Dee Rivers - Rochester, NY

“Lorri is missed so much. She was always a bubbly person, and this helped bring a smile to many during their saddest times. She was a model Christian...Read More »
78 of 79 | Posted by: Sheila Washington - Rochester, NY

Julian & Lorriann at Annual Meeting
79 of 79 | Posted by: Ron David


Lorriann Smith nee Cardenas January 14, 1962 – September 5, 2011 Lorriann (Cardenas) Smith died suddenly on September 5, 2011. Lorri was born in Bronx, New York where she lived until her marriage to Julian Z. Smith on September 2, 1984. Lorri graduated from Evander Child High School and held a variety of positions as an independent contractor, in customer service at Wegmans and as the office coordinator at the J.C. Penney salon. Lorri enjoyed spending time with family and friends and entertaining. Lorri loved to travel including special trips to Cuba, Italy, France, England, Hawaii, Canada, California and the Caribbean. Additionally, Lorri enjoyed collecting, wearing and sharing fine jewelry, shoes and handbags. Lorri symbolized the most important decision of her life when she was baptized on January 25, 1976 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Lorri’s zeal for teaching others bible truth motivated her to expand her share in the bible educational work of Jehovah’s Witnesses as she enrolled as a full-time kingdom proclaimer in 1987. Lorri helped many to improve the quality of their lives through the application of bible principles. Lorri’s enthusiasm for this work moved both her husband Julian and her son Jared to join her as full-time bible instructors. Lorri was a loving and supportive wife, caring mother and a true friend. Many have compared Lorri to the bible character Dorcas. Like Dorcas, Lorri “abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy” and was dearly loved by all. She is survived by her husband, Julian Z. Smith, son, Jared Z. Smith, mother, Doris Cardenas, sister Mercedes (Ramondo) Wilkinson, nephews Barak Cardenas of Bronxville, NY, Keith (Elizabeth) Cardenas of New Windsor, NY, niece Hilda Cardenas of Newburgh, NY, mother-in-law Annie (Thomas) Smith of Buffalo, NY, brothers-in-law Isaac (Faye) Smith of Brentwood TN, Thomas Gregory (Marlen) Smith of Antioch, CA, Bert (Jacqueline) Smith of Florence, KY; sisters-in-law, Edith (Milton) Jordan, Melissa (Jarvis) Tucker of Buffalo, NY and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends. Lorri is predeceased by her father Pedro Cardenas, brother Andre (Hilda) Cardenas, sister, Emy Cardenas, father-in-law Thomas J. Smith and brother-in-law Thomas J. Smith Jr. Contributions may be made to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, New York 11201-2483. Visitations: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 10. 2011 at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home - 1075 Long Pond Road, Rochester, New York 14626 Services: Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 272 Farrell Rd Ext, West Henrietta, New York 14580 on Sunday, September 11. 2011 at 7 pm.

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